Period
to 25 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 14 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +7
Contract jobs citing AWS 277 453 758
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 12.37% 9.63% 11.19%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.33% 30.14% 39.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 362 640
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £388 £413 £425
90th Percentile £638 £700 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £40.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year - -42.86% +94.44%

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 742 1,503 1,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.13% 31.95% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 1,190 1,543
Median daily rate £525 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £341
90th Percentile £650 £660 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 13
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +17.14% -14.63%
10th Percentile £15.05 £18.71 £12.25
90th Percentile £24.64 £54.13 £23.75
Median hourly rate £22.98 £20.25 £18.76
% change year-on-year +13.46% +7.94% -10.08%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing AWS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge +6 6 £600 +20.00%
AWS
Central London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 118 (42.60%) Azure
2 97 (35.02%) DevOps
3 91 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (32.49%) Python
5 89 (32.13%) Java
6 69 (24.91%) Docker
7 62 (22.38%) Jenkins
8 59 (21.30%) Microservices
9 58 (20.94%) Kubernetes
10 56 (20.22%) Finance
11 55 (19.86%) SQL
12 49 (17.69%) JavaScript
12 49 (17.69%) TDD
13 45 (16.25%) Software Engineering
13 45 (16.25%) Git (software)
14 41 (14.80%) GCP
15 40 (14.44%) Terraform
16 38 (13.72%) Serverless
17 36 (13.00%) Kafka
17 36 (13.00%) HTML
17 36 (13.00%) Web Services
18 34 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
19 33 (11.91%) Banking
20 32 (11.55%) Linux
21 31 (11.19%) Spring
21 31 (11.19%) Big Data
21 31 (11.19%) Amazon EC2
22 30 (10.83%) Node.js
23 29 (10.47%) Migration
24 28 (10.11%) AWS Lambda

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (8.66%) Apache Spark
2 12 (4.33%) Apache
2 12 (4.33%) Apache Airflow
3 6 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.81%) Confluence
5 4 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.08%) CMS
7 2 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.72%) Appian
7 2 (0.72%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.72%) Mule
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.72%) SAS
7 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.36%) nginx
8 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.72%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Magento
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 118 (42.60%) Azure
2 41 (14.80%) GCP
3 38 (13.72%) Serverless
4 31 (11.19%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (10.11%) AWS Lambda
6 25 (9.03%) Amazon S3
7 19 (6.86%) PaaS
8 16 (5.78%) Amazon ECS
8 16 (5.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (5.78%) IaaS
9 15 (5.42%) SaaS
10 14 (5.05%) GitHub
11 13 (4.69%) Amazon Kinesis
12 11 (3.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (2.89%) Amazon Cognito
15 7 (2.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 7 (2.53%) Power Platform
16 6 (2.17%) Amazon SQS
17 5 (1.81%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.97%) Firewall
2 9 (3.25%) Internet
3 8 (2.89%) DNS
3 8 (2.89%) HTTP
4 7 (2.53%) Network Security
4 7 (2.53%) VPN
4 7 (2.53%) WAN
5 6 (2.17%) LAN
6 5 (1.81%) SSL
6 5 (1.81%) Wireless
7 4 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (1.44%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.08%) BGP
8 3 (1.08%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.08%) VoIP
8 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.08%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.72%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.27%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (11.19%) Big Data
3 23 (8.30%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (7.94%) Amazon RDS
4 22 (7.94%) Amazon Redshift
5 21 (7.58%) Data Lake
5 21 (7.58%) Hadoop
6 17 (6.14%) NoSQL
7 16 (5.78%) MySQL
8 15 (5.42%) Relational Database
9 14 (5.05%) SQL Server
10 13 (4.69%) Snowflake Schema
11 10 (3.61%) Amazon Aurora
11 10 (3.61%) Tableau
12 9 (3.25%) MongoDB
12 9 (3.25%) Oracle Database
13 7 (2.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 7 (2.53%) Parquet
13 7 (2.53%) Power BI
14 5 (1.81%) Yellowfin
Development Applications
1 62 (22.38%) Jenkins
2 45 (16.25%) Git (software)
3 22 (7.94%) JIRA
4 14 (5.05%) JUnit
5 11 (3.97%) Maven
6 10 (3.61%) Mockito
7 9 (3.25%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.81%) GoCD
8 5 (1.81%) Gradle
9 4 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.44%) GitLab
9 4 (1.44%) JMeter
9 4 (1.44%) Mocha
9 4 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.44%) Selenium
10 3 (1.08%) Gerrit
10 3 (1.08%) Postman
10 3 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.72%) gulp
General
1 56 (20.22%) Finance
2 33 (11.91%) Banking
3 15 (5.42%) Public Sector
4 5 (1.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.44%) Retail
6 3 (1.08%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) International Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (34.66%) Developer
2 36 (13.00%) Java Developer
3 33 (11.91%) Data Engineer
4 30 (10.83%) Architect
5 29 (10.47%) AWS Engineer
6 23 (8.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 21 (7.58%) Backend Developer
8 17 (6.14%) PHP Developer
9 12 (4.33%) Analyst
9 12 (4.33%) AWS Developer
9 12 (4.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (3.97%) AWS DevOps
11 10 (3.61%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (3.25%) DBA
12 9 (3.25%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.25%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.89%) Administrator
13 8 (2.89%) Python Developer
14 7 (2.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 7 (2.53%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.00%) HTML
1 36 (13.00%) Kafka
1 36 (13.00%) Web Services
2 31 (11.19%) Spring
3 30 (10.83%) Node.js
4 28 (10.11%) AngularJS
5 24 (8.66%) HTML5
6 23 (8.30%) CSS
7 22 (7.94%) Spring Boot
8 21 (7.58%) XML
9 19 (6.86%) Laravel
9 19 (6.86%) REST
9 19 (6.86%) Vue.js
10 18 (6.50%) LESS
10 18 (6.50%) React
10 18 (6.50%) Sass
11 17 (6.14%) CSS3
11 17 (6.14%) Vuetify.js
12 12 (4.33%) JSON
13 11 (3.97%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.05%) Algorithms
2 14 (5.05%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.33%) Cloud Native
3 12 (4.33%) Data Structures
4 11 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.53%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.17%) Clustering
8 6 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.81%) Replication
10 4 (1.44%) Blog
11 3 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.08%) User Experience
12 2 (0.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 2 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.72%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.55%) Linux
2 13 (4.69%) Windows
3 10 (3.61%) Unix
4 6 (2.17%) Android
4 6 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.08%) CentOS
5 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.72%) Solaris
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (35.02%) DevOps
2 91 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (21.30%) Microservices
4 49 (17.69%) TDD
5 45 (16.25%) Software Engineering
6 29 (10.47%) Migration
7 28 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (7.94%) Analytics
8 22 (7.94%) Infrastructure as Code
9 21 (7.58%) Configuration Management
9 21 (7.58%) MVC
9 21 (7.58%) Open Source
10 19 (6.86%) Scrum
11 18 (6.50%) Data Modelling
11 18 (6.50%) High Availability
12 17 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (6.14%) Machine Learning
13 16 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (5.42%) Use Case
15 14 (5.05%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 90 (32.49%) Python
2 89 (32.13%) Java
3 55 (19.86%) SQL
4 49 (17.69%) JavaScript
5 22 (7.94%) Java 8
6 21 (7.58%) PHP
7 20 (7.22%) Bash Shell
8 19 (6.86%) Ruby
9 18 (6.50%) Go
10 12 (4.33%) Scala
11 11 (3.97%) C#
12 10 (3.61%) TypeScript
13 9 (3.25%) Kotlin
14 7 (2.53%) Perl
14 7 (2.53%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.81%) R
16 4 (1.44%) C++
16 4 (1.44%) ES6
16 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.97%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.89%) Degree
5 7 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.17%) CISSP
7 5 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.08%) CCNA
8 3 (1.08%) CCNP
8 3 (1.08%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.08%) SAFe Agilist
9 2 (0.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) CCSP
9 2 (0.72%) CEH
9 2 (0.72%) CISM
9 2 (0.72%) GCFA
9 2 (0.72%) GCIA
9 2 (0.72%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.33%) QA
2 4 (1.44%) GDPR
3 2 (0.72%) COBIT
3 2 (0.72%) IFRS
3 2 (0.72%) ISO 20022
3 2 (0.72%) NIST
3 2 (0.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) MiFID
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 69 (24.91%) Docker
2 13 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.08%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.08%) vSphere
7 2 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.72%) etcd
7 2 (0.72%) Varnish
8 1 (0.36%) HDFS
8 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.36%) UAG
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (20.94%) Kubernetes
2 40 (14.44%) Terraform
3 21 (7.58%) Ansible
4 16 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (4.69%) Puppet
6 6 (2.17%) Consul
6 6 (2.17%) Prometheus
6 6 (2.17%) Salt
7 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 5 (1.81%) Grafana
7 5 (1.81%) Rundeck
8 4 (1.44%) Foglight
9 3 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.72%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.72%) Istio
10 2 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.72%) Nagios
10 2 (0.72%) Packer
10 2 (0.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 24 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.14%) VMware
3 14 (5.05%) Oracle
4 11 (3.97%) Splunk
5 10 (3.61%) Cisco
5 10 (3.61%) Google
5 10 (3.61%) Talend
6 7 (2.53%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.53%) SAP
7 6 (2.17%) F5
7 6 (2.17%) IBM
8 5 (1.81%) CyberArk
8 5 (1.81%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.81%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.44%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.44%) EMC
9 4 (1.44%) Okta
9 4 (1.44%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.44%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.08%) MuleSoft